Well You Needn't

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
With his odd, angular piano style full of endless stops and spaces and baffling chordal resolutions, not to mention his unique circular compositions, Thelonious Monk was bop's mad scientist, an image that tended to confuse his absolute genius with the trappings of mere eccentricity. Monk was Monk, pure and simple, and if what one saw wasn't always necessarily what one got, well, that too was pure Monk. This collection combines a couple of Monk's earliest sides, "Flyin' Hawk" and "Drifting on a Reed," recorded in 1944 when Monk was the pianist for Coleman Hawkins, with a nice selection of Monk's 1947 and 1948 tracks for Blue Note Records. Since Monk changed little to not ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
With his odd, angular piano style full of endless stops and spaces and baffling chordal resolutions, not to mention his unique circular compositions, Thelonious Monk was bop's mad scientist, an image that tended to confuse his absolute genius with the trappings of mere eccentricity. Monk was Monk, pure and simple, and if what one saw wasn't always necessarily what one got, well, that too was pure Monk. This collection combines a couple of Monk's earliest sides, "Flyin' Hawk" and "Drifting on a Reed," recorded in 1944 when Monk was the pianist for Coleman Hawkins, with a nice selection of Monk's 1947 and 1948 tracks for Blue Note Records. Since Monk changed little to not at all as his career progressed, the core themes and approaches to his music are all here in these mid-'40s cuts, full of a restless and even reckless energy that Monk would only occasionally succumb to at future sessions.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/24/2002
  • Label: A Jazz Hour With
  • EAN: 8712177042852
  • Catalog Number: 73612
  • Sales rank: 152,167

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Flyin' Hawk (2:49)
  2. 2 Drifting on a Reed - Coleman Hawkins Quartet (3:04)
  3. 3 Humph (2:53)
  4. 4 Evonce (3:03)
  5. 5 Suburban Eyes (3:00)
  6. 6 Thelonious - Thelonious Monk Sextet (3:00)
  7. 7 Nice Work If You Can Get It (3:02)
  8. 8 Ruby, My Dear (3:07)
  9. 9 Well, You Needn't (2:57)
  10. 10 April in Paris (3:20)
  11. 11 Introspection (3:11)
  12. 12 Off Minor - Thelonious Monk Trio (3:01)
  13. 13 In Walked Bud (2:56)
  14. 14 Monk's Mood (3:07)
  15. 15 Who Knows? (2:42)
  16. 16 'Round About Midnight - Thelonious Monk Quintet (3:10)
  17. 17 All the Things You Are (2:59)
  18. 18 I Should Care (3:01)
  19. 19 Evidence (2:34)
  20. 20 Misterioso (3:22)
  21. 21 Epistrophy (3:07)
  22. 22 I Mean You (2:44)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Thelonious Monk Primary Artist, Piano
Coleman Hawkins Tenor Saxophone
Gene Ramey Bass
Denzil Best Drums
Art Blakey Drums
Kenny "Pancho" Hagood Vocals
Edward David Robinson Bass
Sahib Shihab Alto Saxophone
John Simmons Bass
Idrees Sulieman Trumpet
Danny Quebec West Alto Saxophone
Shadow Wilson Drums
Bob Paige Bass
George Taitt Trumpet
Technical Credits
William Hogeland Liner Notes
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